33 days in Thailand Itinerary

33 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h
5
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
6
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
8
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
9
Khao Lak
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
End: Pune

2
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Glang-Viang Gallery. Head to Mengrai Kilns and Tha Pae Walking Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rajamontean, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online trip itinerary maker.

Pune, India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Pune to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tha Pae Walking Street
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then stroll through Bottle Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Ko Pha Ngan, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

6
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll get in some beach time at Maenam Beach and Lamai Beach. Do your shopping at Classic International Suits and Central Festival Samui. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Lamai Beach to see Lamai Sunday Nightmarket about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, and kick back and relax at Chaweng Noi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut attractions planner.

Drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. In May in Bophut, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maret, Maenam Beach
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at De' MARCO Fashions and Dao Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Ao Nang Mosque are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Pee Hua Toe Cave (in Ao Luek) and Ao Phang Nga National Park (Ice Cream Cave & James Bond Island). There's much more to do: stroll through Railay Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Andaman Cultural Center, and hunt for treasures at Karbi Walking Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krabi Town, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ao Phang Nga National Park, Pee Hua Toe Cave
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, then head off the coast to Ko Lipe, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Koh Hin Ngam, then kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, and then stroll through Sunset Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Ko Lipe sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Do your shopping at Tiger of Koh Lanta and Lanta Art. Relax by the water at Kantiang Bay and Long Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Mu Koh Lanta National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge your taste buds at Monday Flea Market, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta day trip planning website.

Getting from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stroll through Ao Ton Sai, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don travel route tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

5
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Karon Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Phuket Town side-trips: Patong (Royal Armani Suit, Jungceylon, &more) and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park (in Choeng Thale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), get out on two wheels at Dirtbike Safari Training Camp Phuket, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church in Phuket.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket, Karon Beach, Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
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Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Get some cultural insight at International Tsunami Museum and Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery. We've included these beaches for you: White Sand Beach and Coconut Beach. Take a break from Khao Lak with a short trip to Phang Nga Elephant Park in Phang Nga, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Combat 360X Muay Thai, MMA And Fitness, take in the dramatic scenery at Ton Chong Fa Waterfall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bang Niang Market.

Plan trip to Khao Lak with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Phuket Town to Khao Lak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Phang Nga Elephant Park, Bang Niang Market
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach

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